Doshikai Kendo & Iaido dojo was established in Acton, Massachusetts
in 1994, and is a member of the All United States Kendo Federation
under the regional direction of the Eastern United States Kendo
Our Iaido Style:
focus of every iaido student is on correct form and basic movements.
This foundation is practiced in the All Japan Kendo Iaido forms
formally called the Seitei Gata. There are twelve kata in all. After
each student becomes proficient in these kata, they then begin the
koryu style. At Doshikai we focus on the Muso Jikiden Eishen-Ryu style.
Mr. Barry Poitras
Poitras began his martial arts training in Shotokan Karate-do in 1980.
He began kendo and iaido in 1989 with the Boston Kendo Dojo. He
currently holds the rank of Yondan (4th Dan) in kendo and Godan (5th Dan) in
iaido, as well as Sandan (3rd Dan) in karate-do.